Welcome to The Theater at Innovation Square

The Theater at Innovation Square is Rochester’s center for Performing Arts, Entertainment, and Community Engagement. Formerly known as Xerox Auditorium, The Theater has been a much-loved space in Rochester for generations. 


Get ready to experience music like never before at the Theater at Innovation Square! This new intimate venue, nestled in the heart of the City of Rochester, has become the place for us to bring some of our favorite artists back to the Rochester scene. 

2024 Lineup

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Parking & Directions

From I-490 W, use the right lane to take exit 16 toward Downtown/Rochester. Follow S Clinton Ave and turn right on Broad Street. The Theater is located in the corner of Broad and Chestnut Streets.

From I-490 E take exit 15 toward NY-31, keep left. Follow signs for Route 31 then turn left on Chestnut Street. The Theater will be on your left.

131 Chestnut Street Rochester, NY 14604

Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact The Theater (info@theaterais.com or 585-281-4893) with any questions. 
Click here to download a document outlining The Theater’s Accessibility features. 

The main entrance to The Theater is located on street level. The sidewalk adjacent to the Theater on Broad Street is ramped for easy access. Elevators inside the main floor entrance will take patrons to the 2nd floor where the main Theater lobby and auditorium are located.

Accessible (ADA) seating is located on the “floor level” or the main floor of the hall. There are several wheelchair locations, each with one companion seat. There are no stairs on the “floor level” of the hall. Please note that the Balcony is ONLY accessible via a staircase. Patrons who have accidentally purchased a ticket in the balcony and require relocation are encouraged to call The Theater at their earliest convenience. The Theater will attempt to relocate the seats but cannot guarantee availability

There is an accessible (ADA) restroom on the main floor of The Theate


Service dogs are welcome in The Theater. In New York State, Service Animals are defined as a dog trained to do work or perform a task(s) for a person with a disability. We suggest purchasing a ticket on an aisle for the comfort of the animal and other patrons. At this time, other companion animals are not permitted. 



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